The Northland Pacific Islands Charitable Trust (NPICT) is working to promote and support the cultures of Pacific communities in Northland.
It wants to see a well-informed and engaged Pacific community and it works to encourage the use of the languages, cultures and arts of the Pacific, raising awareness and encouraging pride in Pacific cultures and heritage.
Every year NPICT participates in the Northland Pasifika Festival, but although the festival is a success, a recent survey showed almost 94% of respondents did not know about the services it offers — including health promotion, advocacy and language translation.
To help develop its strategic plan and be more relevant to community needs, NPICT has decided to run a needs analysis to update its profile of Pacific people in Northland and promote its work in areas of need throughout the region. A $19,709 grant is helping NPICT with these programmes.